Military Factory

Military Vehicles - 1950 to 1959

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/2/2015

World peace had barely set in when war broke out on the Korean Peninsula in 1950.

There are a total of (54) Military Vehicles from 1950 to 1959 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

2B1 Oka SPA
The 2B1 "Oka" was a short-lived, heavy-class, self-propelled gun system developed by the Soviet Union at the height of the Co...
Thumbnail picture of the 2B1 Oka SPA

Alvis FV601 Saladin
The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It was brought online after...
Thumbnail picture of the Alvis FV601 Saladin

Alvis FV603 Saracen
With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-effective armored cars fo...
Thumbnail picture of the Alvis FV603 Saracen

AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d-Infanterie)
The French-made AMX VCI (for "Vehicule de Combat d'Infanterie") infantry combat system was designed to a specific French Army...
Thumbnail picture of the AMX VCI (Vehicule de Combat d-Infanterie)

The original AMX-13 Light Tank appeared after the close of World War 2 (1939-1945) during a period when French infrastructure...
Thumbnail picture of the AMX-105 SPG

The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-war years, France was rebui...
Thumbnail picture of the AMX-13

The AMX-50 was a promising French heavy tank venture appearing shortly after World War 2. France, in an effort to reassert it...
Thumbnail picture of the AMX-50

The ASU-57 was a Soviet-designed system meant to provide a self-propelled anti-tank gun option to airborne elements. The ASU ...
Thumbnail picture of the ASU-57

BM-14 (Boyevaya Mashina 14)
When the Soviets discovered the value of battlefield rockets in saturating entire areas during the fighting of World War 2 (1...
Thumbnail picture of the BM-14 (Boyevaya Mashina 14)

The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the principle armored car in s...
Thumbnail picture of the BRDM-1

The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-152

BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)

The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a time to good effect. The s...
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-50

Daimler Ferret
Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, scouting and security. On...
Thumbnail picture of the Daimler Ferret

FV1620 Humber Hornet Malkara
The Humber Hornet Malkara was the product of Cold War necessity designed to combat the new generation of heavy tanks being fi...
Thumbnail picture of the FV1620 Humber Hornet Malkara

FV214 Conqueror
The British-produced Conqueror Heavy Tank (FV 214) was designed as a counterpart to the hugely successful Centurion Main Batt...
Thumbnail picture of the FV214 Conqueror

FV4005 Stage 2 (Centurion)
For a short time in the storied history of the Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT), a heavily armed self-propelled gun (SPG) var...
Thumbnail picture of the FV4005 Stage 2 (Centurion)

FV4101 Charioteer
After World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany was divided into an East and West half by the victorious powers, the east controlled b...
Thumbnail picture of the FV4101 Charioteer

IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
The T-10 can be considered the pinnacle "Josef Stalin" tank design as it is the tank that superceded previous forms and becam...
Thumbnail picture of the IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)

LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)
Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive yet ultimately important ...
Thumbnail picture of the LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)

M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103)
The M103 (formally designated as "Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120mm, M103") was a heavy tank design of American origination d...
Thumbnail picture of the M103 (Tank, Combat, Full Tracked, 120-mm, M103)

M108 SPG
The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehicles - numerous designs a...
Thumbnail picture of the M108 SPG

M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)
The "Duce and a Half" has a valued logistical history doing what it did best - moving men and material from Point A to Point ...
Thumbnail picture of the M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)

M41 Walker Bulldog
The M41 was designed and developed as the direct successor to the World War 2-era M24 Chaffee light tank. The M24 served a va...
Thumbnail picture of the M41 Walker Bulldog

M42 (Duster)
The United States went to war in Korea in 1950 following the invasion of the democratic South by the communist-backed North, ...
Thumbnail picture of the M42 (Duster)

The M44 Self-Propelled Howitzer was adopted by the U.S. Army to replace the outmoded stock of M41 Howitzer Motor Carriages. B...
Thumbnail picture of the M44 SPH

M46 Patton (General Patton)
After the events of World War 2 and Japanese removal from mainland Asia, Korea remained a divided country with a communist no...
Thumbnail picture of the M46 Patton (General Patton)

M47 (Patton II)
The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era M26 Pershing "heavy tank...
Thumbnail picture of the M47 (Patton II)

M48 Patton
The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went on to form the backbone ...
Thumbnail picture of the M48 Patton

M50 Ontos (Thing)
One of the most unique of the fighting vehicles to emerge from the Vietnam War-era (1955-1975) was the M50 "Ontos". Its name ...
Thumbnail picture of the M50 Ontos (Thing)

Development of what would become the M52 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) began in 1948 just prior to the Korean War (1950-1953)...
Thumbnail picture of the M52 SPH

The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 and M47 Patton medium tank...
Thumbnail picture of the M53 SPH

Thumbnail picture of the M53/59 Praga

The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. The vehicle was designed ar...
Thumbnail picture of the M55 SPH

M56 Scorpion
The M56 "Scorpion" SPAT ("Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") vehicle was an air-transportable, fully-tracked, self-propelled anti-ta...
Thumbnail picture of the M56 Scorpion

The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the preceding short-lived M75 APC...
Thumbnail picture of the M59 APC

M65 Atomic Cannon
The United States Government had a problem keeping its European allies calm during the Cold War when a Russian blitzkrieg thr...
Thumbnail picture of the M65 Atomic Cannon

During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through any vehicle then available...
Thumbnail picture of the M75 APC

Object 279 (Obyekt 279)
The Russian Obyekt (translating to "Object") 279 Soviet heavy tank was developed in 1957 at the Kirov Plant in Leningrad by ...
Thumbnail picture of the Object 279 (Obyekt 279)

Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years leading up to World War 2. Pa...
Thumbnail picture of the Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)

Panzer 58 (Pz 58)
Long reliant on foreign products to stock its armored corps, the small European nation of Switzerland was forced to turn to a...
Thumbnail picture of the Panzer 58 (Pz 58)

The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light Amphibious Tank" featurin...
Thumbnail picture of the PT-76

SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable high-altitude American bomb...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina

Schutzenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz
Hotchkiss of France teamed with the West German Army to develop a new Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) based on the Hotc...
Thumbnail picture of the Schutzenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz

Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30)
Following the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany became a split nation, occupied by the victors through an East and...
Thumbnail picture of the Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30)

SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117
The SS-1 (NATO reporting name of "Scud") was a tactical ballistic missile system developed in the 1950s for the Soviet Army. ...
Thumbnail picture of the SS-1 (Scud) / 9P117

Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)
The Strv 104 became the Swedish version of the storied British "Centurion" Main Battle Tank (MBT) line detailed elsewhere on ...
Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn 104 (Strv 104)

Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)
The Swedes have long held a history of capable indigenous arms production and this was showcased to good effect prior to and ...
Thumbnail picture of the Stridsvagn 74 (Strv 74)

The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to counter the new American M60 ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-55

Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed production of the Soviet T-54 m...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 59

Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)
The massive success that was the Willys MB "jeep" 4x4 utility vehicle of World War 2 prompted US Army officials to seek an im...
Thumbnail picture of the Willys M38 / MC (Jeep)

ZiS-485 (BAV-485)
The ZiS-485 (BAV 485) 6x6 amphibious transport was similar in scope to the World War 2-era American DUKW series of which the ...
Thumbnail picture of the ZiS-485 (BAV-485)

The ZSU-57-2 served the Red Army of the Soviet Union throughout the bulk of the Cold War years. However, within a short windo...
Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-57-2